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Approval to Recruit – Redesign

The Human Resources (HR) department and the Provost’s Office used Lean methods to improve the approval to recruit process. The ability to recruit, hire, support and retain the best possible employees is critical to UWaterloo’s success across all areas, and is a key theme within the University’s Strategic Plan. Because of the number of approvals … Continue reading "Approval to Recruit – Redesign"

January 13, 2018



Online Faculty Career Data Systems

In August 2016, the Office of the Provost – Faculty Affairs with Information Technology Services launched an online Faculty Leaves system that modernizes an existing time-consuming and paper-driven process. Briefly, Carleton’s academics can now create leave applications, review eligibility, and submit applications in an online environment. Applications are then reviewed online by: the Academic Head … Continue reading "Online Faculty Career Data Systems"

January 25, 2017


Strategic Planning for Sustainability

The University of Alberta’s released their second institutional sustainability plan in August 2016. The 18-month strategic planning and consultation process invited the whole campus community to contribute through a collection of online and in-person conversations, group and individual interviews, open houses, and review of draft documents. Using a proven model for effective strategic planning, the … Continue reading "Strategic Planning for Sustainability"

January 24, 2017


Campus Engagement in Strategic Planning for Sustainability

The University of Alberta’s released their second institutional sustainability plan in August 2016. The engagement process invited the entire campus community to contribute through a combination of online and in-person conversations. Based on a proven model for effective strategic planning, the engagement process produced many wide-ranging benefits. This session will provide a high level overview … Continue reading "Campus Engagement in Strategic Planning for Sustainability"

January 17, 2017


Changing the Course of Student Residences

Historically Vancouver Island University was a community college which served a local catchment area on Vancouver Island.  In 2008 an amendment to the University Act of BC designated VIU as a university.  This change began to have two effects on the campus.  Firstly, it drastically enlarged the catchment area of the institution and created demand … Continue reading "Changing the Course of Student Residences"

January 9, 2017


I Declared….” Aboriginal Students Self-Declaration Initiative

  Affirming messaging, better and more intelligible communications, changed language on admission and other forms, and an accessible “one time only” web-based business process solution for self-declaration are easily transferable, effective ways for any institution to accomplish increasing their reported numbers of self-declared Aboriginal students and to serve students better by designing poster campaigns and … Continue reading "I Declared….” Aboriginal Students Self-Declaration Initiative"

April 16, 2014


McGill Minis

It is rare that a project includes the involvement of so many different factions of the McGill community. From the development of the initial idea by a McGill alumnus, to the inception of the project at McGill by a Board Member, McGill Minis implicate an increasing number of the community and their stakeholders. Both faculty … Continue reading "McGill Minis"

April 16, 2010


Campus Emergency Management in an Information Age

The direction the University of Windsor has taken in the development of our overall emergency preparedness program has totally transformed our ability to effectively prepare, plan, respond and recover from any emergency. There has been a full cultural shift from the days of the binder on the shelf to a professional model of preparedness that … Continue reading "Campus Emergency Management in an Information Age"

April 16, 2009


LIVING Together

The idea for our “LIVING Together” initiative has grown organically from an initial emphasis on sustainability to a fully-fledged program aimed at providing students with innovative and cutting-edge residence life programming. The University has received countless inquiries and/or visits in relation to our sustainability and community engagement activities. As well, our most recent installment within … Continue reading "LIVING Together"

April 16, 2009


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